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Bihar Board Intermediate Syllabus 2021

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) releases the syllabus and pattern for the Bihar board intermediate examination 2021. Recently, the Bihar board had decided to reduce the class 12th syllabus by 30% for students' convenience. Therefore, chapters like GST, India's foreign relations with neighbouring countries and citizenship, nationalism, federalism, demonetization, secularism are some of the few chapters that have been removed.

Moreover, the Bihar board had recently revised the class 12th exam pattern in which there will be 50% multiple-choice questions carrying one mark each. In contrast, subjects having both theory and practical exams will only have 35 MCQs in the theory exam. Students can check the Bihar board syllabus for all three streams - arts, science, and commerce syllabus PDF, whereas English syllabus 2021 is standard across all three streams.

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Bihar Board 12th Syllabus 2021 (Stream-Wise)

Bihar board 12th consists of three major streams: Science, Commerce and Arts. The three streams are classified based on the core subjects.
The science stream teaches the areas related to medical, engineering, and other professional fields, whereas the commerce stream focuses on business-related topics, commerce, trade, and financial matters. Unlike science and commerce, the humanities/arts stream covers vast areas of study, and the subjects include languages like political science, psychology, sociology, and more.

Kindly go through the following table to better understand the core subjects in each stream. The following sections cover the detailed syllabus topics according to the streams. Candidates can also download the syllabus PDF files from the sections below.

Stream

Major Subjects

Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • English
  • Computer Science

Commerce

  • Accountancy
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • English

Humanities/Arts

  • History
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Bihar Board 12th/Intermediate Syllabus for Science Stream

The science stream's core subjects are physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, and computer science. English is a compulsory subject, and there are many other optional language subjects. Please go through the detailed syllabus given below.

Bihar Board Intermediate/12th Syllabus for Physics

Students can go through the following table to get an idea of the units, chapters, and sub-topics included in BSEB 12th Physics syllabus.

Unit

Unit Name

Marks

1

 

Physical World and Measurement

23

Chapter–1: Physical World

Chapter–2: Units and Measurements

2

Kinematics

Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line

Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane

3

Laws of Motion

Chapter–5: Laws of Motion

4

Work, Energy and Power

17 

Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power

5

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion

6

Gravitation

Chapter–8: Gravitation

7 

 

Properties of Bulk Matter

20 

Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids

Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids

Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter

8

Thermodynamics

Chapter–12: Thermodynamics

9

Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory

10 

 

Oscillations and Waves

10 

Chapter–14: Oscillations

Chapter–15: Waves

Total

70 

Bihar Board 12th/Intermediate Syllabus for Chemistry

Students must go through each and every chapter to score well in this subject. The BSEB intermediate chemistry syllabus is given below:

Unit

Title

Marks

1

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

11 

2

Structure of Atom

3

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

4

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

21 

5

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

6

Chemical Thermodynamics

7

Equilibrium

8

Redox Reactions

16 

9

Hydrogen

10

s -Block Elements

11

Some p -Block Elements

12

Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques

18 

13

Hydrocarbons

Total

70 

Bihar Board 12th/Intermediate Syllabus for Biology

The topics for Bihar board 12th Biology consist of reproduction, genetics, evolution, etc. The detailed syllabus is given below, in which the marking scheme is also available.

Unit

Topics

Marks

1

Diversity of Living Organisms

15

2

Structural Organization in Plants and Animals

8  

3

Cell: Structure and Function

15  

4

Plant Physiology

15  

5

Human Physiology

17 

Total

70  

Bihar Board 12th/Intermediate Syllabus for Mathematics

Mathematics is a scoring subject that requires clarity of concepts and practice. The following is the Bihar board 12th syllabus for mathematics subject:

Unit

Unit Name

Marks

1

Relations and Functions

08

2

Algebra

10

3

Calculus

35

4

Vectors and Three – Dimensional Geometry

14

5

Linear Programming

05

6

Probability

08

Total

80

Internal Assessment

20

Bihar Board Intermediate/12th Commerce Syllabus 

Commerce stream is a study of trade and business activities such as exchange of goods and services from the producer to the final consumer. Economics, Business Studies, and Mathematics are the core subjects of the Commerce stream. However, English is a compulsory subject similar to that of the other two streams. 

Bihar Board 12th/Intermediate Syllabus for Accountancy

Bihar board 12th Accountancy syllabus consists of all the founding principles of accounting and its real-time applications. Go through the following table to learn more about the syllabus topics. 

Unit

Unit Name

Marks

Part A

 

 

 

 

Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations, Partnership Firms and Companies

 

Unit 1. Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations

10

Unit 2. Accounting for Partnership Firms

30

Unit 3. Accounting for Companies

20

Total

60

Part B

 

 

 

Financial Statement Analysis

 

Unit 4. Analysis of Financial Statements

12

Unit 5. Cash Flow Statement

8

 Total

20

Part C

 

 

 

 

Project Work

20

Project work will include:

Project File | 4 Marks

Written Test  | 12 Marks (One Hour)

Viva Voce | 4 Marks

 

 

 

 

OR

Part B

 

Computerized Accounting

 

Unit 4. Computerized Accounting

20

Part C

 

 

 

 

Practical Work

20

Practical work will include:

Practical File 4 Marks

Practical Examination 12 Marks (One Hour)

Viva Voce 4 Marks

 

 

 

 

Bihar Board 12th/Intermediate Syllabus for Economics

Economics is a subject which has a wide variety of concepts. The subject is divided into two units: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics for students the dynamic economic activity. Students must go through the class 12th economic syllabus -

Units

Unit Name

Marks

Part A  

 

 

 

 

 

Introductory Macroeconomics

 

National Income and Related Aggregates

10 

Money and Banking 

Determination of Income and Employment 

12 

Government Budget and the Economy 

Balance of Payments 

6

  Total

40

Part B

 

 

 

 

Indian Economic Development

 

Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991 

12

Current Challenges facing Indian Economy 

22

Development Experience of India – A Comparison with Neighbours 

06

Theory Paper (40+40 = 80 Marks) 

40 

Part C

Project Work

20

Bihar Board 12th/Intermediate Business Studies Syllabus  

Bihar board class 12th Business Studies provides strategies and scientific approaches in business fields. The syllabus is so exhaustive, as given in the following table.

Unit

Unit Name 

Marks

Part A

Principles and Functions of Management

 

1.

Nature and Significance of Management

16

2.

Principles of Management

3.

Business Environment

4.

Planning

14

5.

Organising

6.

Staffing

20

7.

Directing

8.

Controlling

Total

50

Part B

Business Finance and Marketing

 

9.

Financial Management

15

10.

Financial Markets

11.

Marketing Management

15

12.

Consumer Protection

Total

30

Part C

Project Work (One)

20

Bihar Board 12th Arts Syllabus

Humanities/Arts is a vast stream compared to the other two. The primary subjects taught in the stream are History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, and more. The following section contains the detailed classification of the major subjects in the Humanities/Arts stream.

Bihar Board 12th History Syllabus 

The total marks for the Bihar board 12th History exam is 80 for theory and 20 for internal assessment. The following detailed syllabus will help candidates understand the marks distribution for different units.

Units

Marks

Themes in Indian History Part - I (Units 1 – 4)




24

Unit 1: The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology

Unit 2: Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

Unit 3: Social Histories: using the Mahabharata

Unit 4: A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa

Themes in Indian History Part-II (Units 5 – 9)





25

Unit 5: Medieval Society through Travellers’ Accounts

Unit 6: Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition

Unit7: New Architecture: Hampi

Unit 8: Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i-Akbari

Unit 9: The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles

Themes in Indian History Part-III (Units 10 – 15)







25

Unit 10: Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports

Unit 11: Representations of 1857

Unit 12: Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports

Unit 13: Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes

Unit 14: Partition through Oral Sources

Unit 15: The Making of the Constitution

Map Work

06

Total

80

Project work (Internal Assessment)

20

Total

100

Bihar Board 12th Geography Syllabus 

The class 12th Geography is the advanced version of class 11th Geography. The Geography subject holds 80 marks out of 100 for the theory and 20 marks for internal.

Unit

Chapter

Marks

Part A 

Fundamentals of Human Geography 

35 

Unit 1 

Human Geography 




30 

Unit 2

People 

Unit 3

Human Activities 

Unit 4

Human settlements

Map Work

5

Part B

India: People and Economy

35

Unit 1

People




 30 

Unit 2

Human Settlements

Unit 3

Resources and Development

Unit 5

Geographical Perspective on selected issues and problems

Map Work

5

Part C

Practical Work

30

Unit 1

Processing of Data and Thematic Mapping

25

Unit 3

Practical Record Book and Viva Voce

5

Bihar Board 12th Political Science Syllabus 

The following table contains the revised marks distribution and the topics included according to the updated Bihar board 12th Political Science syllabus.

Unit

Contents

Marks

Part A: Contemporary World Politics 

1

Cold War Era and Non–aligned Movement 

6

2

The End of Bipolarity

8

3

New Centres of Power

8

4

South Asia and the Contemporary World

6

5

United Nations and its Organizations 

6

6

Globalization 

4

Total  

40

Part B: Politics in India Since Independence 

7

Challenges of Nation-Building 

8

8

Planned Development

4

9

India's Foreign Policy 

4

10

Parties and the Party Systems in India

8

11

Democratic Resurgence

8

12

Indian Politics: Trends and Developments 

8

Total

40

Bihar Board 12th Sociology Syllabus 

The theory marks for Bihar board 12th Sociology is 80, and the internal exam holds 20 marks. The following table shows the marks distribution and topics included in Bihar board 12th Sociology.

Units

Marks

Part A - Indian Society 

Unit 1: Introducing Indian Society

Non - Evaluative

Unit 2: The Demographic Structure of Indian Society

10

Unit 3: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change

10

Unit 5: Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

10

Unit 6: The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

10

Unit 7:Suggestions for Project Work

Non- Evaluative

Total 

40 

Part B - Social Change and Development in India 

Unit 8: Structural Change

5

Unit 9: Cultural Change

5

Unit11: Change and Development in Rural Society

10

Unit 12: Change and Development in Industrial Society

10

Unit 15: Social Movements

10

Total

40  

Bihar Board 12th English Syllabus 

English is a compulsory subject for all the streams of Bihar board class 12th. In the following table, you can find essential information on BSEB 12th syllabus topics.

Sections

Topics

Marks

Reading

Comprehension

Conceptual understanding, decoding,

Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and vocabulary,  summarizing and using appropriate format/s


20

Creative Writing Skills

Conceptual Understanding, application of rules, Analysis, Reasoning, appropriacy

of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluation and creativity

  

16

Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text

Recalling, reasoning, appreciating literary

convention, inference, analysis, creativity with fluency

 

44

 Total

80

Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills

20

Total

100

Candidates can download the Bihar board class 12th syllabus in PDF format. BSEB uploads the syllabus files for the board exams on its official website. However, candidates can find the direct links to download the syllabus in the following table.

Subjects

PDF Link

BSEB 12th Biology Syllabus 

Download

BSEB 12th Maths 

Download

BSEB 12th Chemistry 

Download

BSEB 12th Economics 

Download

BSEB 12th English (Core) 

Download 

BSEB 12th Business Studies 

Download 

BSEB 12th History

Download

BSEB 12th Sociology

Download

BSEB 12th Physics 

Download

BSEB 12th Accountancy 

Download

Passing Criteria of Bihar Board 12th Board Exam

Bihar School Examination Board had made some changes in the passing criteria for class 12th students appearing in the current academic year's board exam. The following are a few points that students must note:

  • The board has introduced additional subjects. If a student fails in the compulsory subject, the additional subject's marks will be taken into consideration.

  • For internal assessment purposes, the board had introduced project work for a few subjects.

  • The essential subjects are English, Hindi, and other languages. The elective subjects are the streams' core subjects, whereas the additional subject consists of languages in subject two or subject other than the elective chosen from the list of electives.

  • For subjects involving practical work, a candidate must obtain 33% marks in theory and 33% marks in practicals separately to qualify.

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